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GBRC hosting Defensive Driving Course

The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Barton County Farm Bureau will be hosting a "Defensive Driving Course" on Monday, Nov. 16 thru Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, located at 2715 18th Street. This class will be taught by Steve Billinger, Barton County Sheriff's Department. After participants attend this course, most insurance companies will lower premiums for participants that receive certificates at the end of the class. Participants must attend both days to complete the course. To register or for more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 ...

October 22, 2015 | | Local News

GBRC hosting Halloween party

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a "Halloween Party" on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 1-2 p.m., at the Senior Center located at 2005 Kansas Avenue. Dress up in costume, if you would like, and join friends for an afternoon of spooky fun, refreshments, and entertainment by a Jefferson grade school class. For more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail us at

October 22, 2015 | | Local News

St. Rose Health Center now offering cardiovascular screenings

Since vascular diseases often can be treated effectively following early detection, St. Rose Health Center is now offering three screenings to test for these conditions.

October 22, 2015 | | Business

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a recognition of long-time county employees, the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial dedication and a report from Central Kansas Community Corrections.

October 22, 2015 | | Local News

Dr. Hoskins, OB/GYN, sees patients in St. Rose/HaysMed clinic

Timothy Hoskins, M.D., is glad he has returned to his roots and also is gratified he has found a home away from home.

October 22, 2015 | | Business

Great Bend United Futbol Club


October 22, 2015 | | Local Sports

Biden Time

October 22, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Can The Experts Rescue Halloween?

According to the National Retail Foundation, Americans will spend $6.9 billion on Halloween this year. To the untrained observer, that sounds as if the autumn celebration will be around forever; but I am concerned for the long-term health of the holiday.

October 22, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

The Inmates Are Running The Asylum

After watching the first Democrat Party presidential debate, one can understand why the Democrat National Committee [DNC] has chosen to limit their presidential debates to just six.

October 22, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists

Barton men second on windy day at StoneRidge

The temperature cooperated but the wind didn't.

October 22, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Barton men win final non-conference match over Maple Woods

It was a breather – of sorts.

October 22, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Cougar offense explodes in win over Maple Woods

At times the Barton women's offense has struggled this year. At times it's been pretty good.

October 22, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Dr. William Doyle Smith 1940 - 2015

Dr. William Doyle Smith, 75, died Oct. 20, 2015, at his home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 23, 1940, in Sapulpa, Okla., he was the son of Frankie Anderson and Bertha (Holt) Smith. On March 22, 1970, he married Carol Wenzel in North Little Rock, Ark. Dr. Smith was a Great Bend resident and the pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church since 1972. He was president of the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists for two terms, served on the Board of Trustees for the Midwestern Theological Seminary, was a founding board member of Webster Conference Center in Salina, and ...

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

Helen Virginia (Pitman) McCormick 1931 - 2015

SYLVIA - - Helen Virginia (Pitman) McCormick died on Oct. 18, 2015. Born on Jan. 29, 1931, in Inglewood, Calif. she was the daughter of Earl and Thelma Pitman. In 1949, she graduated from Sweetwater High School. On Nov. 14, 1954, she married Walter James McCormick. They resided in Chula Vista Calif. until 1960 when they moved to Kansas. Helen retired from Cessna after 30 years. After she retired she went to work for Mennonite Manor in South Hutchinson.

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

Phyllis Stuart 1947 - 2015

HAYS - Phyllis Stuart, 67, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at Via Christi Village in Hays. She was born Dec. 29, 1947 in Hays. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 22, 2015#

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries

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In The Market To Rent A Mom?

"Rent-a-Mom The Real Deal For Adults Needing Mother," blared a recent ABC News story.

November 13, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Does the Bell Toll for the Fed?

Last week Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the Federal Reserve Board will increase interest rates at the board's December meeting. The positive ...

November 13, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

GBHS athletes recognized

Special guests at the Unified School District 428 Board of Education meeting Monday night were the Great Bend High School fall sports participants who were ...

November 13, 2015 | | Prep Sports

Cougars roll by Sterling JV

It didn't take long for the Barton men's basketball team to establish the outcome Wednesday night. It was a game the Cougars knew ...

November 13, 2015 | | Community College

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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